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5:35 AM ET, May 27, 2010

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Mark Zuckerberg / Facebook Blog:
Making Control Simple  —  When we started Facebook, we built it around a few simple ideas.  People want to share and stay connected with their friends and the people around them.  When you have control over what you share, you want to share more.  When you share more, the world becomes more open and connected.
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Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
10 Things You Need To Know About Today's Facebook Privacy Changes  —  This morning Facebook announced a new set of privacy settings that they hope will be sufficient enough to make them essentially permanent, as Mark Zuckerberg described during his presentation.  For many users, the new settings means greater control over privacy.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Drill (Down), Baby, Drill: Facebook's New “Simple” Privacy Settings Still Pretty Complex  —  Today, Facebook announced new simplified privacy controls designed to ease a settings overload problem that it admitted has challenged its users.  Did it succeed?  I'd give it an A for effort but a C …
Discussion: PC World, Gawker and ZDNet, Thanks:bobcaswell
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Our trust relationship with Facebook: complicated
Discussion: Computerworld, WebProNews and Inside Facebook, Thanks:atul
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple: Will Steve Ballmer Show Up At The WWDC Keynote?  —  So, maybe there could be a surprise or two at the Apple (AAPL) Worldwide Developers Conference, after all.  Trip Chowdhry, an analyst with tiny Global Equities Research, contends that 7 minutes of the June 7 keynote by Apple CEO Steve Jobs …
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New York Times:
New King of Technology: Apple Overtakes Microsoft  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Apple, the maker of iPods, iPhones and iPads, overtook Microsoft, the computer software giant, on Wednesday to become the world's most valuable technology company.  —  In intraday trading in the afternoon session …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Boom, Indeed: Apple Passes Microsoft In Market Cap
Joe Wilcox / BetaNews:
The Windows era is over  —  About five years ago …
Discussion: The Loop, Thanks:qot
Ragavan / The Mozilla Blog:
Firefox Home Coming Soon to the iPhone  —  We have been working on an application for the iPhone based on the Firefox Sync (formerly Weave Sync) technology.  The app is called Firefox Home, and it gives iPhone users instant access to their Firefox browsing history, bookmarks and the set of tabs from their most recent browser session.
Boy Genius Report:
AT&T confirms to employees new iPhone launching in June  —  Title says it all, but you didn't really need a confirmation, did you?  The phone will be available for purchase in June, not July, and from what we've heard, it won't even be late June.
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
A modest proposal: the Continuous Client  —  There is a missing link in our computing experience that has recently been made painfully clear thanks to the current onslaught of highly advanced mobile devices, and I believe the solution to this problem is simple.  Allow me to set the stage.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
And The Winner Of TechCrunch Disrupt Is... Soluto!  —  It's that time.  After seeing 20 startups plus two audience choices present at TechCrunch Disrupt, last night, that list was whittled down to five finalists: Betterment, MOVIECLIPS, Publish2, Soluto And UJAM.  And now it's time to announce a winner.
Google Mobile Blog:
Where Have I Been?  Get Your Answer with the Google Location History Dashboard  —  When I was young, I used to imagine that there was a string attached to me, and that one day I'd be able to see my whole life's travels laid out on a globe.  Thanks to my phone, Google Latitude …
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews:
Fox Mobile Releases Hulu-Like Mobile App With 25 Content Partners To Start  —  It's not called Hulu mobile, but it probably should be.  Fox's Mobile Group has launched a mobile beta application that provides free access to full-length TV shows on your phone.
Kevin J. O'Brien / New York Times:
Google Balks at Turning Over Data to Regulators  —  BERLIN — Google on Thursday balked at requests from regulators in Germany and Hong Kong to surrender fragments of Internet data and e-mails it had improperly collected from unsecured home wireless networks, saying it needed time to resolve legal issues.
Discussion: Dow Jones Newswires
Matt Burns / CrunchGear:
B&N launches a Nook iPad app  —  If you've been waiting to get the Nook experience on your iPad, your wait is over.  Barnes&Noble just announced the availability of their Nook app, available free from the App Store.  —  Nook is behind in the race to ereader hegemony so they've decided …
Tom Ivan / Edge Online:
Natal To Cost $149 - Source  —  Casual-focused motion sensing camera will launch this October as a standalone unit and as part of a new Xbox 360 bundle offering.  —  Market research firm expects the sector to continue to experience a downturn over the next few years before online begins to drive growth again.
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Yahoo's Bartz Downplays Engagement Worries  —  Kicking off her company's investor's day, Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) CEO Carol Bartz tried to quell analyst concerns about the company's engagement numbers by talking up the company's aspirations to personalize its sites.
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica:
FSF: Apple's iTunes Store terms of service at odds with GPL  —  The Free Software Foundation is up in arms over Apple's iTunes Store Terms of Service, suggesting that these terms fundamentally conflict with the terms of the GNU Public License.  The foundation has warned Apple that a version …
Discussion: OStatic blogs and fsf.org
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Mayor Gets City Council To Pass Law Demanding Critical Website Get Shut Down  —  What is it with politicians and their problems with free speech?  Apparently, the mayor of Bordentown, New Jersey, one James E. Lynch Jr., is pretty damn upset about the website BordentownMayorReallySucks.com.
Electronista:
Comcast drops hints of 105Mbps Extreme tier  —  Comcast to more than double speeds soon  —  Comcast's plans to offer over 100Mbps on its cable Internet access were given away today after one customer posted mention of a new tier on his bill.  The appropriately named Extreme 105 would provide 105Mbps downstream and 10Mbps for uploads.
Discussion: Engadget and Erictric
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Zynga Continues To Expand Beyond Facebook, Forges Major Partnership With Yahoo  —  If you thought Zynga's recent peace treaty with Facebook meant the end of its efforts to expand its reach beyond the social network, think again.  Today, Zynga has announced that it has forged a deal with Yahoo …
 
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
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Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat:
Gaga and Bieber's managers: MySpace is dead, we make music videos for YouTube
Discussion: TechCrunch
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab:
Steve Jobs Reinvents the CEO With E-Mail Campaign
Discussion: Guardian, Thanks:steverubel
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